Are there additional fees assessed on top of tuition (lab fees, program fees, registration fees, student fees, placement fees, activity fees, etc.)?
There is a per-credit technology fee of $4 in addition to tuition that is assessed each quarter.
How much is the commitment/enrollment deposit?
The nonrefundable commitment deposit is $200.
Can I use financial aid to cover the commitment/enrollment deposit?
No, federal student aid cannot be used to pay the deposit.
Will I be able to view my award package before submitting the deposit?
Once you are admitted and a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the correct academic year is received, the Office of Financial Aid will send you an award package. Typically, a student can expect an aid package two to four weeks from being admitted and submitting a FAFSA. You do not have to submit the deposit in order to receive an award package.
When will I receive a tuition bill and when is payment due?
The accepted forms of payments are cash, check or money order. The University of Denver does not accept credit/debit cards for tuition and loan payments. Learn more about payments on the Bursar’s Office Tuition Payments webpage.
How does my employer go about paying the school?
The Employer Reimbursed Payment option is available to students whose employers require course completion prior to reimbursing the student for tuition and fee charges. This option allows students to defer the employer reimbursed portion of their tuition and fees until after the conclusion of the academic term.
Will my registration be canceled if the bill is not paid when classes begin?
The first quarter registration will not be canceled if a bill is not paid when classes begin. However, a registration hold will be placed on a student’s account if a bill is not paid in full prior to the next quarter’s registration.
What is the process of receiving a refund for eligible students?
We recommend signing up for a direct deposit through PioneerWeb to receive a refund. The Financial Aid Office disburses and pays the balance in full first, and anything extra comes to the student as a refund for the quarter.
Who can I contact at University of Denver for billing and payment questions?
For questions regarding billing and tuition payments, please contact the Bursar’s Office.
Are internal scholarships available for this program?
No, not at this time.
Are there any school-specific supplemental financial aid forms I need to complete?
If you plan to apply for federal student aid, you will need to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), complete Entrance Counseling through StudentLoans.gov and electronically sign the Loan Agreement Master Promissory Note (MPN) in order for your loans to disburse.
What is the minimum number of credits required to receive federal student aid?
Students must be registered for a minimum of 4 credits per quarter in order to be eligible for federal student aid.
Once admitted, how long will it take to receive my financial aid award package?
Financial aid awards are generally packaged two to four weeks prior to classes starting.
How will I receive my financial aid award letter?
Your financial aid award letter will be made available via your PioneerWeb student portal.
How do I accept my financial aid award?
You will need to accept your award through PioneerWeb. Accept or decline an award by following these steps:
Log in to PioneerWeb.
Select the Incoming Grad Students tab.
Click on “View and Accept Award Offer” in the Financial Aid Awards box.
Select the current aid year.
Select the Terms and Conditions tab; then review and click “Accept.”
Select the Accept Award Offer tab.
Choose Accept or Decline in the dropdown box next to each award.
If you wish to only accept a portion of the loan, type that amount in the Accept Partial Amount box. Note that any amount you accept will be split evenly over your terms of enrollment (i.e., fall, winter, spring and summer quarters).
Click “Submit Decision.”
Am I required to accept the full amount that I am offered on my award letter?
No, you are not required to accept the full amount you are offered. You have the option to accept all, modify or decline your loans.
Does my Direct Loan eligibility cover the entire cost of the program?
Assuming you are eligible for both the Direct Unsubsidized Loan and the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, the aid will cover the current academic year in which you are enrolled.
How soon will a loan disburse to my student account?
Federal student loans do not disburse earlier than 10 days prior to the start of classes.
Can I use loans to cover additional expenses (housing, books, supplies, etc.)?
The total cost of attendance (COA) for the academic year includes tuition, fees and living expenses. If you have eligibility for additional loan funds based on your COA, you are able to use those resources to cover expenses such as books, supplies, living, meals, etc. However, the school determines when loans will disburse and when refunds are issued.
Can I use loans to cover immersions?
If you have eligibility for additional loan funds/refunds, you are able to use those resources to cover immersion expenses.
Who can I contact at Univeristy of Denver for financial aid questions?
The University of Denver FAFSA school code is 001371.
Do I need my parents’ tax information to complete the FAFSA?
If you are applying for graduate school, you are considered an independent student and do not need to include your parents’ information to complete the FAFSA.
What is the Expected Family Contribution (EFC)?
The Expected Family Contribution is the amount that you are expected to contribute toward your educational costs as an undergraduate/dependent student. Graduate and professional students are considered independent for the purpose of federal student aid. For that reason, income and need are not analyzed in order to be eligible, and you are not required to report parental information on the FAFSA.
When should I complete the FAFSA?
The FAFSA becomes available every October for the upcoming academic year. If you are planning to use federal student aid, you should complete your FAFSA while applying for admission. You must complete the FAFSA each academic year to remain eligible for federal student aid.
What constitutes an academic year for federal student aid?
An academic year is the year for which financial aid is used to fund your education. Generally, this is the 12-month period that begins on July 1 of one year and ends on June 30 of the following year.
What federal student aid is available to graduate students?
Yes, you will need to complete the FAFSA for each academic year in which you plan on applying for federal student aid.
Why am I not eligible for the Federal Pell Grant or Federal Subsidized Loan?
The Department of Education awards Federal Pell Grants and Subsidized Loans to eligible undergraduate students who have not yet completed their bachelor’s degrees and who demonstrate financial need. The Department of Education does not evaluate need or income for loans at the graduate or professional level. Therefore, graduate students are not eligible for the Federal Pell Grant or the Direct Subsidized Loan.
What if I am currently in default or have defaulted on a prior federal student loan?
Visit the National Student Loan Data System and contact your lender for details on how to clear the default. Students in default are not eligible for additional federal loans until the default is cleared.
What is the aggregate loan limit?
The aggregate loan limit is the total amount that you may borrow for undergraduate and graduate study. In addition to borrowing limitations based on the cost of attendance for the program, students are also limited in terms of lifetime borrowing. The aggregate loan limit for all federal loans, including undergraduate and graduate study, is $138,500. You can learn more about aggregate loan amounts on the Federal Student Aid website
How do I find out if I am near my aggregate loan limit?
What is the difference between a Direct Subsidized Loan and a Direct Unsubsidized Loan?
Direct Subsidized Loans are available to undergraduate students with financial need. The U.S. Department of Education pays the interest on subsidized loans while students are enrolled in their undergraduate programs. The Direct Unsubsidized Loan is available to undergraduate and graduate students, and does not require demonstration of financial need. The Direct Unsubsidized Loan begins accruing interest as soon as funds are disbursed. Learn more about the difference between subsidized and unsubsidized loans.
How much aid am I eligible to receive from the Direct Unsubsidized Loan?
What is the current Direct Unsubsidized Loan interest rate?
The Direct Unsubsidized Loan interest rate is determined at the beginning of each academic year and is available on the Federal Student Aid website.
Are there any additional loan fees for the Direct Unsubsidized Loan?
There is a loan origination fee that is a percentage of the total loan amount. The loan origination fee is deducted proportionately from each loan disbursement you receive. Information on Direct Unsubsidized Loan origination fees can be found on the Interest Rates and Fees page of the Federal Student Aid website.
The Direct Graduate PLUS Loan is a federal loan that graduate or professional degree students can use to help pay education expenses in addition to the Direct Unsubsidized Loan. Learn more about Direct Graduate PLUS Loans.
What are the eligibility criteria to apply for the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan?
The Direct Graduate PLUS Loan is based on credit history. To be eligible to apply, you must:
be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen
have a valid Social Security number
be registered with Selective Service if you are male (must register between the ages of 18 and 25)
be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an eligible degree program
be enrolled at least half time in an eligible program
maintain satisfactory academic progress
not currently be in default on previous student loans borrowed through federal student aid
not have exceeded the maximum aggregate loan limit
not have an adverse credit history
Do Direct PLUS Loans affect my aggregate loan limit?
Only Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans and federal loans made through the Federal Family Education Loan Program count toward your aggregate loan limit.
What are the credit criteria to receive the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan?
To be eligible to receive a Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, you must not have an adverse credit history. A credit check is performed to determine whether a Direct Graduate PLUS Loan applicant meets this requirement. A list of what constitutes "adverse credit history" can be found on the Federal Student Aid website.
How much can I borrow from the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan?
If approved for the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, you can borrow up to the cost of attendance as determined by the school.
When can I apply for the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan?
You can apply for the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan by May 1 of every year for the next academic year, or you can apply now if it is the current academic year that you are applying for.
How do I apply for the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan?
In order to apply for the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Once you have completed the FAFSA, you can apply for the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan by completing the credit application on the federal student aid website. You must also complete the Graduate PLUS Loan Agreement Master Promissory Note (MPN).
What are my options if I'm denied the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan?
What is the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan current interest rate?
The Direct Graduate PLUS Loan interest rate is determined at the beginning of each academic year and is available on the Federal Student Aid website.
Are there any additional loan fees for the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan?
There is a loan origination fee that is a percentage of the total loan amount. The loan origination fee is deducted proportionately from each loan disbursement you receive. Information on PLUS loan origination fees can be found on the Interest Rates and Fees page of the Federal Student Aid website.
Do I have to repay my student loans while I’m in school?
You are not required to pay on your student loans while you are in school as long as you are enrolled at least half time. Your unsubsidized loan will go into repayment six months after you graduate, fall below half-time status, take a leave of absence or withdraw from the program.
When do I have to repay my loan?
After you graduate, leave school or drop below half-time enrollment, you will have a six-month grace period before you are required to begin repayment. During this period, you will receive repayment information from your loan servicer, and you will be notified of your first payment due date. Payments are usually due monthly. You are not required to pay while in school; however, if you choose to, there is no penalty for prepaying. Learn more about repayment timelines.
What are the repayment plan options and how do I select one?
The Department of Education offers multiple options for repayment. You may visit the Federal Student Aid website for more information on loan repayment plans.
Is there a repayment calculator or estimator that I can use?
Can I consolidate my graduate loans and my undergraduate loans?
A Direct Consolidation Loan allows you to consolidate multiple federal education loans into one loan including both graduate and undergraduate loans. The result is a single monthly payment instead of multiple payments. Learn more about loan consolidation.
What documents are required to process military education benefits?
Visit va.gov to complete the Education Benefits Application, which generates a request for the Certificate of Eligibility (COE). Once approved for benefits, the VA will mail the COE to you within six to eight weeks after you submit the application.
What is the difference between active and non-active duty?
Active duty is the status of someone currently in the military full time. Active duty individuals are not currently eligible for the Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP). Non-active duty is someone who is not currently serving or no longer serving in any capacity of military service for the United States. Non-Active Duty individuals are eligible for the YRP if at 100% per the COE they meet all requirements in the Certificate of Eligibility.
What are the eligibility factors for the Post-9/11 GI Bill?
You are eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill if you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after September 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Learn more about the Post-9/11 GI Bill.
What is the current tuition and fee payment rate and monthly housing allowance (MHA)?
The Yellow Ribbon Program allows degree-granting private colleges and universities in the United States to voluntarily enter into an agreement with the VA to fund tuition expenses that exceed the annual maximum cap for the resident tuition and fees at public institutions. Veterans who are utilizing Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and who are entitled to 100 percent of their benefit may be eligible. To participate in the YRP, you must be using Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at 100 percent eligibility, not be on active duty and not be a military spouse. There are a limited number of YRP awards available. Learn more about the Yellow Ribbon Program.
Who can I contact at University of Denver for questions about using Military Education Benefits?